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WWI HEROES WELCOMED HOME

On September 10, 1919: New York City welcomed home General John J. Perishing and 25,000 soldiers with a grand parade down on 5th Avenue. General Perishing was commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) and the 25,000 soldiers served in the AEF’s 1st Division on the Western Front.

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ELLIS ISLAND OPENED ITS DOORS…KINDA

On September 10, 1990: The Ellis Island Immigration Museum opened its door to the public. To date, the museum has received over 20 million visitors.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: EDMOND O’BRIEN

On September 10,1915: Edmond O’Brien was born in New York City. O’Brien majored in drama at Columbia University and became an Oscar-winning actor, best known for his role in D.O.A. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

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